WEAPONS OF MASS INSTRUCTION
A SCHOOL TEACHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE DARK WORLD OF COMPULSORY SCHOOLING
John Taylor Gatto
In this book John Taylor Gatto courageously challenge an educational system that is obsolete and out of touch with reality. Another book from the author of - Dumbing Us Down.
ESCAPE FROM CHILDHOOD
How often, under the guise of protection, our children are kept in the `walled garden’ of childhood, outside the world of human experience? How many of today’s nuclear family have become a prison for both parents and children alike? What if children have the right, what an adult may legally do?
The reader who dares confront these ques- tions will discover new family relationships, not based on parental control…..but on the joy of shares experience and responsibilities.
LEARNING THE HEART WAY
After reading this book most youngsters would like to be free of the drudgery and boredom associated with college lecturers, moldy professors, sterile guides and endless examinations.
WORK AND WISDOM OF VERNACULAR EDUCATORS
INSTEAD OF EDUCATION
Pages: 249/PB/ 2004
Most people are convinced (but they never apply) that our present educational system is not only mindless, but harmful as well. It damages children and ruthlessly suppresses their creative urges and individual identities. The most successful students are also the most dull and unimaginative, as efficiency in learning is exclusively identified with cramming. Instead of Education is for parents, teachers, and for all thoughtful people who are still questioning the purpose of our educational system.
The book could actually assist you to save your child’s mind and spirit from the pernicious and alarming affects of our present day schooling.
THE UNDER ACHIEVING SCHOOL
John Holt’s first two books – How Children Fail and How Children Learn – stirred the educational world perhaps more than any other books published in the field. His indictment of public schools as places that prevent learning was shattering. His account of the agony that most children suffered in the class room caused many educators to reassess their methods of administration and teaching. Here, in The Under-Achieving School, Mr. Holt turns from a general analysis of education to an examination of specific problems of education today: the tyranny of testing, the rat race of college, compulsory attendance, reading failures or making children hate reading, and teachers who talks too much.
FREEING CHILDREN FROM THE TYRANNY OF SCHOOLS, BRINGING COLOUR BACK INTO ACADEMIC STUDY
Edited by Claude Alvares
Pages: 154/ PB/2004
Schools, colleges, universities produce millions of homo- geneous products no differently from factories producing toothpaste or shoes. The certified emerge equipped with marginal social skills. All this grand circus of educational institutions offers for the chase of, are paper certificates promising employment. Multiversity seeks to reclaim learning from these formal, insidious structures of dominance & control.
EDUCATIOaN AND PEACE
This book is the reflection of the educational work which Jane Sahi gained at Sita School a Kannada medium school up to class 7th. The school is unique in the sense that it does not have any formal educational system, any curriculum, and methods of teaching. Here children educate themselves with the help and guidance of the teachers. Children here are divided in five groups according to ability rather age. Work plays an important part and Art & Craft help the children to learn with hand, head and hearts to make learning alive, books are used as resource but rarely as conventional text books. If you are searching for a good school for your beloved one look for these qualities else better to choose no schooling.
STORY OF NAI TALIM
The remarkable story of Gandhi’s Nai Taleem (basic education) experi- ments, written extremely well, crystal clear, and with passion. The account is personal and based on first-hand experience, hence its total freshness.
starting a sudbury school
A Summary of the Experiences of Fifteen Start-up Groups
Daniel Greenberg and
This is a basic introduction to the complex process of starting a school. It analyzes various steps that founding groups have taken to get their schools off the ground and allow them to thrive in the early years. Included are dozens of stories describing triumphs and pitfalls encountered along the way.
A CRITICAL LOOK AT SALARIED PROFESSIONALS AND THE SOUL-BATTERING SYSTEM THAT SHAPES THEIR LIVES
Professionals today are not happy campers. After years of worshiping work, many seemingly successful professionals are disheartened and burned out, not because of their 70-hour workweeks, but because their salaries are all they have to show for their life-consuming efforts. Burned-out professionals may not be immediately obvious to the casual observer, because typically they stay on the job and maintain their usual high level of output. But they feel like they are just going through the motions. They have less genuine curiosity about their work, feel less motivated to do it and get less pleasure from it. The emotional numbness inevitably spreads from their work lives into their personal lives.
Whether you are a professional, a nonprofessional or a student, you will find here an unsettling but empowering new way of looking at yourself, your colleagues, the institution that employs or trains you, and society as a whole. This book strives to arm you with a very practical analytical tool that you can use to your advantage in whatever individual and collective struggles you find yourself in as an employee, student, organization member, consumer or citizen.
Pages: 100/ PB/2007
On education contains writings and conversations of the Mother on education. The book includes essays on the meaning and the principles of an integral education, letters on learning and teaching given to members of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram’s school and it’s Depart- ment of the Physical education, conversation with teachers and three short plays. This is an essential book for those who wish to understand the Mother’s vision of education.
Summer hill is the most unusual school in the world. Here’s a place where children are not compelled to go to class - they can stay away from lessons for years, if they want to. Yet, the boys and girls in this school LEARN! Reading this book is an exceptionally gratifying experience, for it puts into words the deepest feelings of all who care about children and wish to help them lead happy, fruitful lives.
DUMBING US DOWN
John Taylor Gatto
Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City’s public schools led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory government schooling has nothing to do with education, doing little but teach young people to conform to the economy and social order.
Illustrated by Rafi Bouganim
One thread that runs through this book – letting things go their own way, letting children develop their own curiosity freely, letting people make all the mistakes they can on the way to developing their judgment – is that all these things involve an enormous amount of time, and require patience.
the sudbury valley school experience
Daniel Greenberg and
The people who play sports at SVS learn far more profound lessons about life than those that can be taught by regimented, performance-oriented sports. They learn excellence, the type of excellence that comes from setting a standard for yourself to live up to and then trying your best to live up to it.